Lingua est Artis - Slip

Lingua est Artis - Slip

A Poem by Jon Gary Frost
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A celebration of the word "slip" in haiku form.

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Slip, slip, slipping, slipped.

 

Tragedy and comedy

 

wrapped into one word.

 

 

A banana peel,

 

or the journey to madness,

 

or a simple knot.

 

 

How you change into 

 

something more comfortable.

 

A lovely nights end.

 

 

Or the verb used for

 

medical purgatory

 

the comatose state.

 

 

Or a noun, even.

 

After a day on the lake

 

where you put your boat.

 

 

I adore this word.

 

so complex, yet so simple.

 

Lingua est artis.


© 2009 Jon Gary Frost


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Language is Art? very nice...I agree. You have opened up a whole new world for me and I am aprreciative!

Posted 11 Years Ago


Interesting rhythm and I love the first line, almost literally slipping us into the poem (sorry, couldn't resist). I read this as a playful poem, having fun with words themselves for the sake of their beauty. Very enjoyable.

Posted 11 Years Ago


very well written! same question as below.

Posted 11 Years Ago


I very entertaining piece! I loved how you used the word slip in its various forms and managed to compose haikus out of it...very creative and memorable. :] What does "Lingua est artis" mean, by the way?

Posted 11 Years Ago



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Jon Gary Frost
Jon Gary Frost

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